Foundation ethos

Recognising its historic foundation alongside the Church of St John’s, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Parochial Church Council of St John’s and the Salisbury Diocese.

The school aims to serve the parish and wider community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice aiming to live out the Church of England vision for education as “educating for: Wisdom, knowledge and skills; Hope and aspiration; Community and living well together; Dignity and respect.” It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

In addition we will work in close partnership with:

The Salisbury Diocese Board of Education - reflecting their vision of:

“God working through us, inspiring outstanding transformational leadership in schools and parishes which transforms the lives of children and young people.”

The Acorn Education Trust – integrating their vision of: “preparing young people for their world in their time" through:

  • Active and visible Leadership;
  • Care, support and challenge;
  • Opportunities for all;
  • Respect, recognition and resilience;
  • Needs of all are paramount.